2017

  • 16 fun golf formats that you have to try

    Written by Michael Catling on Wednesday, 1 December 2021

    If you’re bored of the weekly stableford, strokeplay or match play with your mates, here are 16 new formats for to freshen things up and provide some new fun on the golf course. Whether you play for 50p, a fiver or simply for bragging rights, there are dozens of games that can add a bit of competitive fun to a round...

  • Golf’s three wise men: John Jacobs, Peter Alliss, Donald Steel

    Written by Jock Howard on Monday, 7 December 2020

    Peter Alliss, John Jacobs and Donald Steel are three doyens of British golf. In 2013 we got the three men together for an in-depth interview. Sadly, John and Peter have since passed away, but there their broad and fascinating views on the game they loved are timeless. John Jacobs, Peter Alliss and Donald Steel are three of the most eloquent and...

  • Ryder Cup 2018: How difficult IS Le Golf National?

    Written by Michael Catling on Thursday, 28 June 2018

    It’s going to take brains and brawn to overcome this year’s Ryder Cup course. We played it to find out how just how tough it will be If golf courses were fit to feature in the Louvre, Le National’s Albatros course would take pride of place among the Raphaels and Da Vincis. Situated 20 miles south west of Paris, the par-71...

  • The record breakers of 2017

    Written by Camilla Tait on Wednesday, 20 December 2017

    2017 has been full of record breakers. From 59s to the first 62 in a major and a number of course records on some very well-known courses, we take a look at the most impressive records of the year.  There was a record breaking US Open, the first 62 in a major and three 59s recorded in 2017. So who managed...

  • Get involved in American Golf’s Charity Christmas Raffle for On Course Foundation

    Wednesday, 20 December 2017

    There’s still time to win an incredible prize if you participate in the On Course Foundation’s charity raffle As part of American Golf‘s ongoing commitment to supporting its nominated charity, the On Course Foundation, the company is getting into the Christmas spirit early this year by launching a fabulous raffle across its 121 stores in the UK & Ireland. Tickets...

  • The end of the armchair referee: R&A and USGA agree new rules on video reviews

    Monday, 11 December 2017

    The R&A and USGA have unanimously agreed to adopt a new set of rules surrounding video reviews which will eliminate viewer call-ins and additional two-shot scorecard penalities A working group led by The R&A and the USGA has unanimously agreed to adopt a new set of protocols for video review when applying the Rules of Golf. The group, consisting of the PGA...

  • Long Drive World Series announces bigger and better 2018 schedule

    Friday, 8 December 2017

    Fan of long drive? The Long Drive World Series has just announced plans to significantly expand its programme of events in 2018 The Long Drive World Series (LDWS) has announced plans to expand its number of tournaments in 2018 as the brand looks to introduce audiences around the world to its high octane golfing entertainment concept. Long Drive sees the biggest hitters...

  • The day I caddied for Sergio Garcia

    Friday, 8 December 2017

    For 206 days Mark Johnson tweeted asking to carry his hero’s bag. The Spaniard finally said ‘yes’ and this is what happened at the British Masters… I would like to clarify that I’m not some kind of super fan or celebrity stalker, nor was it ever my intention to get my five minutes of fame. Although my Twitter crusade has landed...

  • David Leadbetter: Coaching misconceptions and advice

    Written by Michael Catling on Tuesday, 5 December 2017

    David Leadbetter has worked with the greats of the game, so who better to dispel some of the myths about teaching and the golf swing  What David Leadbetter doesn’t know about the golf swing isn’t worth knowing. The 65-year-old has written eight instruction books and built a coaching empire which includes more than 34 academies in nine countries. His big break came...

  • Cyber Monday Deals 2017

    Thursday, 23 November 2017

    It’s Cyber Monday- Keep an eye on this page as we update the best deals black friday/cyber Monday we know about throughout the day! All the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday golf deals for 2017, with links and information to all the best golf deals we know about.  Today’s Golfer Magazine Subscription GET 20% OFF Today’s Golfer & Golf World Magazines! Enter...

  • 10 Reasons to buy the latest issue of TG

    Thursday, 23 November 2017

    Save shots now without going near your swing! Our latest issue gives you all the advice you need to help your game- plus exclusive interviews, new gear tested and an all new ‘play better’ section.  “Only smart golf will ever get your hnicap to come down,” says Dominic Bott – a Tour caddie since the early 1990s and one of six...

  • The longest hole: A 1250 mile challenge across Mongolia

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 20 November 2017

    80 days and 20,093 shots: The incredible story of one golfer, his caddie and a 1,250-mile playing challenge across Mongolia Adam Rolston’s journey had taken him across frozen rivers, up and over glaciers and into the 40-degree heat of the Gobi Desert. Along the way, he had lost 135 golf balls, ridden a camel and inadvertently adopted a dog. Everything had...

  • Sam Horsfield wins as 33 earn European Tour Cards at Q-school

    Thursday, 16 November 2017

    Sam Horsfield claimed an impressive eight-shot victory at Qualifying School Final Stage as 33 players earned European Tour cards on a dramatic sixth and final day at Lumine Golf Club. The Englishman, who shot all six rounds in the 60’s during the six-round marathon final stage of Q-school, closing with an impressive eight under par 63 to complete the best round...

  • You’ve helped Srixon raise £42,000 for cancer charity

    Wednesday, 15 November 2017

    If you’ve bought a dozen Srixon Z-Stars this year, you’ve helped raise more than £40,000 for Prostate Cancer UK.  Srixon has just donated a massive £42,999 to the charity after a ground-breaking partnership that saw Srixon donate £1.50 for every dozen Z-STAR and Z-STAR XV balls sold at trade to Prostate Cancer UK, helping to raise funds as well as awareness...

  • Are trees really 90% air?

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 30 October 2017

    In our ‘golf’s biggest questions answered’ series, we decided to put the myth to the test – are trees really 90% air? Let’s face it, you probably know the answer. And we had a pretty good idea, too. But that didn’t stop us from finding six different types of trees at Burghley Park Golf Club in Lincolnshire and firing a bunch...

  • How often should I play to my handicap?

    Written by Michael Catling on Friday, 27 October 2017

    Don’t play to your handicap as often as you’d like? Join the club. But just how often SHOULD you be getting in the buffer zone? Judging by the way most golfers behave, you’d think anything less than 90 per cent of the time is unacceptable. Most of us are guilty of throwing a paddy if we don’t can that six-footer on the...

  • 11 Reasons to buy the latest issue of TG

    Wednesday, 25 October 2017

    Master every club in your bag with our latest issue – plus exclusive interviews, new gear tested and features that include a mongolian golf adventure.  While we tend to group golf technique into one desirable set of rules, the fact is that your set of clubs consists of a range of weapons, designed to achieve differing objectives and demanding different key...

  • Shot Clock to debut on European Tour in Austria in 2018

    Monday, 23 October 2017

    The European Tour have anounced that the Shot Clock Masters will make it’s debut in Austria next year, where players will be timed for every shot and penalised for a bad time.  The 2018 Shot Clock Masters in Austria will be the first tournament in professional golf to use a shot clock on every shot as part of the European Tour’s...

  • American Golf Championships on Sky Sports Golf: Schedule and timings

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 16 October 2017

    American Golf have secured prime-time slots for broadcasting the American Golf Championships on Sky Sports Golf in 10 hour-long programmes American Golf‘s 2017 Championship TV programmes will be airing during prime time on the new Sky Sports Golf channel, with are ten hour long programmes in the schedule this year. The first will be the ever popular Junior Championship which will be...

  • Bjorn & Furyk go head to head at special Ryder Cup Captain’s challenge; Furyk talks Woods return

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 16 October 2017

    Thomas Bjørn and Jim Furyk took part in Ryder Cup Captains’ Challenge at Le Golf National – and it wasn’t long afterwards that Furyk was questioned about Tiger Woods.  Thomas Bjørn and Jim Furyk today went head-to-head at The 2018 Ryder Cup venue Le Golf National as the European and United States captains led two teams of junior golfers in a special...

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